Nov 17, 2012 8:00am PST
euros -- a loan they didn't even know existed. >> at the notary office back then, they told us to hurry up and sign. they didn't let us read the documents and they told us that if we didn't sign quickly, we'd also have to pay the notary fees, too. we always thought corruption happened only in latin america, that it didn't happen here in europe. we never thought that we would be cheated and lied to here, in spain, which is such a developed country. >> while we were filming here, the phone rang. it was the bank, suggesting a deal. if the condors pay the bank 10,000 euros, the rest of the second loan will be forgiven. but they'd lose their home, of course. >> it's very sad. we're leaving 14 years behind here in spain, and we have to start over again at zero. we're starting over at zero. >> the ecuadorian government has opened an advice center here in madrid. immigrants from latin america are leaving spain in droves. this year, up to 80,000 people from ecuador have packed their bags and gone home. the crisis shows no sign of abating, and many ecuadorian immigrants have fallen victim t
Nov 16, 2012 5:30pm PST
died. >>> a japanese researcher is helped to build a stronger heart. they used induced stem cells one that could develop into any type of blood tissue. scientists had considered glucose to be necessary in cultivating heart muscle. a team challenged that notion. they removed all glucose from their cultures and replaced it with lactose. almost all cells died of malnutrition. they used the culture to grow heart muscles from ips cells. they transplanted itself into a mouse. they didn't find any abnormalities. >> translator: we were we can overcome one of the hurdles to regenerate the heart muscle. this may be a step forward in regenerative medicine. >> the new method is expected to help create heart muscle cells efficiently and at a lower cost. >>> coming up, the three-day world weather forecast. >>> that wraps up this edition of "newsline." i'm keiko kitagawa in tokyo. thank you for staying with us on nhk world.